Single Idea 18667

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 1. Nature of Value / a. Nature of value]

Full Idea

The '-able' concepts, such as valuable, enviable, contemptible, wear on their sleeve the idea that the thing so evaluated merits or is worth a certain attitude or response (of valuing, envying, despising).

Gist of Idea

The '-able' concepts (like enviable) say this thing deserves a particular response

Source

Francesco Orsi (Value Theory [2015], 1.2)

Book Reference

Orsi,Francesco: 'Value Theory' [Bloomsbury 2015], p.5


A Reaction

Compare Idea 18666. Hence some concepts point to the source of value in the thing, and others point to the source of the value in the normative attitude of the speaker. Interesting.

Related Idea

Idea 18666 Value-maker concepts (such as courageous or elegant) simultaneously describe and evaluate [Orsi]